news coverage of sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement has left many
wondering what they can do to ensure that their organizations are prepared to
handle these kinds of issues when they arise.
addition to matters of legal compliance and liability, understanding how to
prevent workplace harassment and discrimination is important in maintaining a
respectful organizational culture that allows all team members to thrive
professionally. District organizational culture can affect staff recruitment,
retention, and team cohesiveness, as well as community and partner relations.
Effective policies are a crucial requirement for harassment-free workplaces,
but focusing on the board’s role in communicating and modeling respect and
appreciation for diversity is also vitally important for your district.
in the Workplace, our 2019 Building for Tomorrow Director Training Program,
features an interactive workshop facilitated by Mary Kay Williams of MindShift
program will include topics such as:
workplace diversity and inclusion issues
discrimination & harassment
policy & training authorization documents
to create awareness and lessen liability
conservation district directors and associate directors are encouraged to
attend. These sessions are free of charge and lunch will be provided.
click on one of the following links to register (all workshops are 10am – 3pm):
Tuesday, March 5 – Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre
Wednesday, March 6 – Ramada Conference Center, State College
Wednesday, March 13 – Cross Creek Resort, Titusville
Thursday, March 14 – West Meeting Center, West Elizabeth
Thursday, March 21 – Woodcrest Retreat Center, Ephrata
Help us spread the word and please encourage your fellow directors to participate. Contact Matt Miller with questions.